Sunday, October 20, 2019

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BLACK ROCK CITY 2019




Black Rock Desert with one car






Old Razorback Mountain 
on the left before Selenite Range
The town of Gerlach before Fox Range
is top right near the railroad 






BRC 19
80 000 participants 







The Playa






LEAVE NO TRACE






Larry, mon ami, our friend Louis Brill joined you recently


Black Rock City 2019 hosted once again 
a magnificent Burning Man event
This year theme "Metamorphosis" brought a record number 
of art installations and mutant vehicles reaching 
new levels of participation, creation and construction skills

One wondered at the beauty of the Man base, 

the audacity of the Temple of Direction,
the whimsical world and structural integrity of The Folly, 
the massive effort put into The Head Maze,
the sturdy carpentry of Mega Cake, 
the dangerous-but-not-too-dangerous elegant Stone 27
and the hundreds of other art interventions


All but 3 images in this blog are SFW


The 2019 entry has around 300 images 
spread over two pages,
this page with The Golden Rebar Awards and Camps
followed by page 2 with art installations, mutants and participants


For a slideshow with higher resolution

double-click the images


Member of the Burning Man Documentation Team 
and burner for 23 years
I focus on the habitat and the architectural solutions 
developed to live in harmony with the Burning Man Principles

This blog was created to inspire and grow
a community of like-minded participants building a functioning city
in an inhospitable environment while having fun, mostly

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Due to the ever-changing nature of the city and its density, 
it is impossible to explore every nook of each block
if your groundbreaking design is not featured here,
 I will stop by next year



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The Golden Rebar Award recognizes the value of 
creativity and participation as the fabric of Black Rock City

It showcases builders and makers coming up
with innovative shelters or just clever upgrades 
shared with the community
as well as humorous and imaginative 
camps randomly entertaining and beautifying
the streets of the city with a smile



Golden Rebar for Form Follows Function

Steam of Life Pavilion



The teams of JKMM architects and Sauna on Fire 
wanted to bring the healthy experience of the sauna, 
a mainstay of the Finnish lifestyle

The hollow round shape was chosen to create 
an intimate courtyard, a shaded atrium, where participants 
could take their cloths off and relax after the steam room

For ease of transportation, reusability and construction, 
the number of wooden components was minimized 
to 3 lengths of slats stacked up on long rebars for stability




construction timelapse





The passageway toward the steam room
with a sound installation by Atte Olsonen 
 creating a soothing soundscape, 
a bubble away from the playa noise






The Kiuas, sauna stove, heated 1100 pounds (500kg) 
of Finnish stones on which water 
was thrown liberating the steam, Löyly




Golden Rebar for Intent Precedes Design

Fireside Circle


Fireside Circle designed by Dominic "D.A." Tinio
build by DPW with Joe the Builder

Dominic's goal was to provide a reusable gathering place 
around a fire without MOOPing the playa. 

Head of the Restoration Team, he knew he had to come up 
with a simple, sturdy, user-friendly and stackable design. 

There are countless love and friendship stories 
born out of these concret shapes




Golden Rebar for Modular Building

Hotel California Camp


This multi-story structure uses the famous node 
patented by Gregg Fleishman 
modified by Scott Mahoney for the Lost Hotel Camp (2014) 
and recently fine-tuned by Matthias Wagner
 who open-sourced it as DÜXEL 

A must-read for anyone looking 
for a dust-free off-grid solar system


Communal space






This design is slowly spreading across the city 
with the large Ideate Camp 
using it for its communal space






Ideate Camp at sunset




Golden Rebar for Neighborhood Spirit

Golden Guy Alley



 Graham Linn owner of the Scottish Pickle and Eggs bar

A gem tucked away deep in the city 
between two streets, known only by neighbors 
and now with this blog by seven more, 
 Golden Guy Alley is a series of micro bars 
modeled after the Golden Gai district 
in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo

The camp rapid growth from 4 bars last year to 25 now
crowns the initial idea that participation thrives in 
immediacy and proximity mixed with a good sense of humor 
hosted and bartended by connoisseurs 







Golden Guy Alley with Gecko Rum Bar
 facing Tim’s Topsy Tavern and Micrarium






Golden Guy Alley with White Dragon Noodle Bar






Golden Guy Alley with 
The Spa at Lake Lahontan and Black Rock City Lights





Golden Rebar for Chilliest Spot

Shackleton


A nondescript semi-trailer with participants 
lining up to get inside is always intriguing 

Passed an airlock you enter the Endurance, 
the sunken ship of the  
 Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) 
led by Sir Ernest Shackleton,
that beset in the ice before reaching 
the South Pole drift for months and sunk

In this desert iteration the atmosphere 
was more festive thanks to DJ Anycha 
who kept the barely clothed explorers bouncing 
in a relatively warm temperature of 40°F = 4°C for Antartica




Daryl Henderson aka DJ Anycha 
at the Shackleton Camp
 in (almost) polar conditions 




Tie Golden Rebar for Water Solutions

Water Temple Camp



Water Temple Camp misting and hand washing area

The water temple had a communal misting space, 
not uncommon on the playa but also real sinks 
with faucets and running water




 Water Temple Camp plumbing

The entire plumbing system 
was fairly elaborate and dependable






Water Temple Camp  
gray water storage and evaporation system

The evaporation pond eliminates 100gal/day 




Tie Golden Rebar for Water Solutions

Brainy Bar Camp



Water wheel evaporator 

With such a name Brainy Bar Camp had to reinvent the wheel
 and makes it evaporate 120gal/day on a tiny area 
in a camp with several dozen participants




Tie Golden Rebar for Water Solutions

The Unknown Camp



in this camp shaded by a broken-down instant canopy
a lovely couple uses a basin to catch 
the shower water and dips in the 
 the blue huck towels (for operating room) 
that are clipped to the cloth hanger to dry 

Cheap - Easy - Reliable 



A must read about Gray water
for big or small camps




Golden Rebar for Hexa Melioration

Camp Dusty Frogz



In the prolific hexayurt family, every year brings a novelty.

The French designers of the camp aptly named Dusty Frogz
eschewing the hinged door that stresses the non-structural 
insulation boardscame up with a sliding door, 
offering ample elbow room while being surprisingly dust-proof.
Bravo!




Golden Rebar for Ad Modification



Decommodified rental at Camp Déjà View 




Decommodified rental at Camp Déjà View




Golden Rebar for 
Please Keep Burning Man Weird Again

Kegel Kommandos Camp 



Kegel Kommandos Camp 
with Black Rock City's 
(and probably of the world) 
tallest horizontal climbing wall







Golden Rebar for Booming and Lifting the City

The HEaT



Heavy Equipment and Transportation Camp

Without the hard work of these guys 
there is no big art installations nor city






A city to explore



Exceptional Gigapan 
aerial view of the city 
by 
Jamen Percy











A colorful camp brings life and landmarks a neighborhood




Comfort and Joy Camp flower






Comfort and Joy Camp






Camp Flamingo






Camp with garden and pink Flamingos






Lanterns at 50 Shades of Spam Camp






Kaleidoscope Collective Camp installation






Loveland Camp






Loveland Camp canopy







Pink Heart Camp inside





The Red Bar Camp





inside the Red Bar






The Twilight Zone Camp






Lucky's Camp with orange parachute






Container with Sea Horses mural






Camp Square One with Epic-space containers






Larry's Lounge and Library container






Larry's Lounge and Library inside






Larry's Lounge stage






Temple UV Enlightenment at 3:00@G plaza






Destiny Lounge 3D at night with blacklight






Camp Destiny Lounge 3D






Star Star Roadhouse Camp






Camp Star Star Roadhouse trusses






Camp Star Star Roadhouse






Shot Fired Expresso Service by Joe Miller






Black Rock Explorers Camp with mutant vehicle





The Pink Igloo Camp






Gypsy Nebula Village 
with the Jittery Jester Arcade camp





BRC3PO 






Hot Mess Camp Temple 
(ex Electric Oasis Camp)
 by Adam Christoff





Camp Club Bambooze
made with bamboos grown in the camp's designer





Sacbe Camp portal and hexayurts

Aside the magnificent portal designed by Spora
notice the hexayurts tips protected with a wood cone




Monks of Funk Camp





Camp Dusty Mermaid





DISTRIKT with aerialist
and Star Star Roadhouse Camp





Camp Root Society Cathedral dancefloor





Pillar of the Root Society Cathedral





Camp Contraptionist





The Lookout Camp scaffolding with living spaces





Camp Questionmark )?(





Tipis of Camp One Tribe





Kazbah tower and PlayAlchimist pyramids





Metal Pod Camp by Scott Parenteau





Inflatable shelter





Camp RX Osmos pavilion





Happy camper bouncing off the floor 
inside the Osmos pavilion at RX camp





Camp RX Osmos pavilion parachute on top





Camp with parachute part of Gifter's Brainiac camp





Camp of the Folly builders
there, I met Dave Keane 
 who years ago
bought my book, kudos! 





Camp FERN 
Each cone signals and protects a paracord




Camp with parachute shade





The Pineapple Motel camp with mutant





The Airpusher passing by Dusty Frogz Camp 
with misting Eiffel Tower





Deco Fish Twin #1 and #2
by Sean Orlando and engineered-artworks  
at Star Star Roadhouse camp 





The Mary Ellen Carter (ex The Island) 
mutant vehicle at the 3 Mile Rock Camp





Giving Tree Mutant Vehicle at camp





Cosmic Conversation Mutant Vehicle 
by Halliday Dresser at Amberland Camp





Pam's Parlor Camp





Quad-decker mutant at Camp Tetris





Yurt frame





Tiny houses made of Plywood panels





Tiny House on wheels





Gypsy wagon trailer





Gypsy wagon trailer with the owner





Perennial gypsy wagon trailer





Hermtt the HEMTT 

Oshkosh M978 HEMTT
Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck
with toy hauler
8x8 expedition vehicle
18 tons empty

4mpg





Volvo C303 Military TGB11 
of Phil Raymond 
at Dome Sweet Dome Camp





Old school RV's





Row of RV's covered with red fabric
Lipstick on a pig




Well protected RV
impressive





Ghetto bike trailer at the Art Car Camp





Camp with Airstream trailers





Tiny Airstream trailer





Airstream trailer facing Old Razorback Mountain
only a cowboy could enjoy such a great panorama





Burnstream Point Lighthouse mutant vehicle 
by Bruce Reuser 
at Burnstream Court Camp





from post-impressionism





to post-modernism





Shapes of protection





Camp Cingulata Evergreen
!





Camp Node Republik





Camp Saga with burlap shade





Camp Saga underneath the burlap shade





Camp Saga artistic structure





Prefab shelters of The Last Camp





Camp Dumb Luck carports





Entrance to walk-in camping towards Old Razorback Mountain





Tipi in walk-in camping with Old Razorback Mountain





Shiftpod in the walk-in with Old Razorback Mountain





The Oasis Camp 





The Oasis Camp impressive stakes system





Camp with camouflage net 





Camp Tazii with caïdal tent





Tahoe Gear Blackhorn cone tents





Camp One Tribe with connected tipis





Camp One Tribe inside the connected tipis





Lotus Belle Mahal Tent





The minimalist Camp X of Tristan Savatier





T.B.C. Camp





Camp Tiki Bar and Hammocks tensegrity structure





 Shade cloth





Camp with stretch fabric





Church of Now Camp





Church of Now Camp under the canopy 





Camp Take it Easy main shade 
made of 4 tensegrity structures





Tents underneath the green canopy of Camp Dusty Frogz





Camp No Boundaries





"Voted Best Camp" Camp with roller coaster 
besides the Big Imagination Camp's 747 art car


cryptic transition




Trump ASSault Camp





Camp Santa Man Comet with tree and Santa





Campfire Cove Camp





Camp HOH near the Orgy bus
the tree hugs you when you step on its baseplate!





Camp Pollination





Camp Floveida with zip-tie-node dome and tree





Octopus Garden Camp





Camp Hardlys





Dante's Infurno Room camp





Viking Saloon Utopiaville





Camp OK Korral 





¡Bang! Camp

a dream come true for neighbors





Camp Gold Dust





Camp Advice and Cheese Palace





Camp Sacred Cow





Dusty Frogz Camp with misting Eiffel Tower





Badlands Bordello Moulin Rouge Camp





Camp Orgy Bus





Frog Camp





Eggs Camp





High Desert Cinema Camp





Holi High Camp portal





Holi High Camp color guns





Invisible Pink Unicorns Camp





Distrikt senior center

At Black Rock City reality gets distorted
 Sunset Lounge Camp was pranked 
with the DISTRIKTSenior Center 
sign added to its arch 
which confused everyone looking for DISTRIKT





Camp Coco Poco Loco





Camp OKNOTOK





Live Bait Camp





Hostel Camp





The Hostel Camp lobby with the revolving door 
accessing the rooms for couples, below





 The Hostel Camp beds and art exhibit





 Ibiza Camp communal space





Ibiza Camp portal





Camp Bobo





Media Mecca





Savage Kingdom Camp





Unnecessarily High Five Camp





Miki Beach Camp
art by Claudia La Bianca





Teddies Camp





Blacklight Rainbow Titea Lounge Camp





Camp 3907 Black Rock City Summit





This Old Camp with useful BRC maps





Never Never Camp and Mission District Camp





Never Never Camp





Earth Guardian Camp





Look at You Camp
look at me!





Camp La Grange





Camp La Grange communal space





Follow the sign for foamy bliss





Maxa Village Camp 
home of Maxa Xaman mutant vehicle





Maxa Camp caïdal tents





Plaisance Camp with Octogonal Delta Canopy 





Camp with Nomad





Nomad tent with a view to Incendia domes





Shabbat diner table under a Nomad at Node Republik Camp





Metal frame and Aluminet





Blue camouflage net





Big versus small





Large Camp with Camouflage net





Black Rock Travel Agency BRTA





The Hexaplex Hotel camp (ex Space Camp)





Hexayurts and shade





Connected Monkey huts





Monkey Hut Iphone charging station





Large Monkey hut





Camp The Land
Military Quonset hut up in 2 hours by 2 burners





Bucky Dome By Archimedes Basket





Camp Random Pants





Galactic Jungle Camp with Palm trees





Automatic Subconscious camp

 inverted catenoïd dome





Tower of Slackjaw
4 domes on top of each other!¡!





Pollination camp





 At sunset near walk-in area





Front porch at dusk





Sunset over the trash fence










You are almost a Burner, 
one more page 
and you can dust off your clothes

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Art Installations, Mutant Vehicles and Participants are there




3 comments:

trustedreviewever said...

beach canopy

Graham said...

You have captured our city in a way that few can do. THANK YOU for being our documentarian.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much! Beautiful work and so comprehensive, brings me home again, Love it!